Archive for the ‘Copyright’ Category

EU Parliament Committees Ask for Rejection of ACTA

May 31, 2012


This morning three committees of the European Parliament asked for rejection of ACTA.

Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home affairs:
36 in favour of rejecting ACTA, 1 against and 21 abstentions.

Legal Affairs Committee: (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument *Update

March 6, 2012


ISPAI is disappointed that the Government chose to ignore the ISP industry, many legal practioners and the large number of Internet users who asked that the Copyright SI should not be signed in its present form. However, he has done so and with Ireland being the European headquarters for many multinational Internet businesses, we are now just waiting for the first few test cases to be lodged. (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument *Update

February 17, 2012


ISPAI welcomes the ruling of the European Court of Justice published yesterday. It brings clarification to the situation of hosting providers whose services are used to serve third party data. It reinforces the interpretation of the e-commerce directive that ISPs can not be expected to generally monitor customer data for the possibility of that data being copyrighted content which is being used without appropriate permissions. (more…)

Copyright Statutory Instrument *UPDATE

February 8, 2012


The ISPAI is very disappointed by the sensationalist references in press and online blogs in the last few days confusing actions ISPs take on different issues. We wish to emphasise there is a world of difference between pre-emtive take-down of criminally illegal content such as child abuse material, reaction to allegations of third party copyright infringements and installation of software systems for parental control of their children’s access to age inappropriate content.

Copyright Statutory Instrument *Update

February 3, 2012


The Cabinet are due to discuss the S.I. on Tuesday 7th Feb. ISPAI issued the following Press Release to explain why we believe introduction of the Copyright S.I. will have a detrimental affect on ISPs and the location of innovative Internet services and the jobs they would otherwise bring to Ireland.

The Simple Reasons Why ISPAI Members are Against the Copyright S.I. (more…)